He also aided Adrastus in recovering for burial the bodies of those who had fallen before the walls of the Cadmeia,1 not by mastering the Thebans in battle, as Euripides has it in his tragedy,2 but by persuading them to a truce; for so most writers say, and Philochorus adds that this was the first truce ever made for recovering the bodies of those slain in battle,
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